The Care Act 2014

This page provides information to help you understand the Act and what we are doing in Haringey to implement it. It will be updated as we develop our work programme.

Use the navigational links on the left menu for further information and for how Haringey is preparing for the Care Act.

The Care Act - Introduction

New legislation in the Care Act came into force on April 2015. The Care Act represents the biggest change to adult social care in over 60 years. If you receive care and support, or support someone who does, the Care Act affects the way care is provided to you either now or in the future.

Under the act people are given greater control over the support they receive. The Act is also intended to help people make informed decisions about their care, which can help them remain independent for longer.

Watch a video that summarises the key points of the Care Act - this has been put together by Skill for Care (external link):

Summary of Major Changes

The Act brings together best practice and places a number of new duties on councils. Most of these changes came into effect in April 2015.

Below is a summary of the major changes:

  • Providing information and advice about care and support services to help people make the best choices
  • Offering support for self-funders in assessing, planning and managing their care
  • Implementing new rights for carers, putting them on the same footing as the adults they care for
  • Improving the customer experience, providing early intervention and prevention and delivering in a joined up way with our partners

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Page last updated:

November 14, 2022